Enforcement: Making sure child support gets paid
If you have an order for child support payments and the payor is not paying, or the payments are incomplete or late, a variety of enforcement services will be utilized for assistance.
When the Child Support Agency identifies these cases and takes action to get the support paid, it is called enforcement. Unpaid child support is debt owed and is called arrears. Enforcement includes collecting arrears or making sure health insurance coverage is in effect. New Jersey uses a computerized system to record and monitor the amount of child support due and paid. Issuing warrants and stipulation of warrant is at the discretion of judge or hearing officer.
The Child Support Program has a large variety of enforcement tools available to make sure the child support gets paid. These include, but are not limited to:
To get more information about the enforcement tools, click a topic from the above list.